Other Ways to Give
There are many easy ways to give to The LAM Foundation other than direct cash donations. Below are some of the ways where a little action can make a big difference!
Gifts from a Will or Trust
You can make a significant impact by remembering The LAM Foundation in your will or trust. The process is easy and can be as simple as adding: "I bequeath $__________ or __________% of my estate to The LAM Foundation, 4520 Cooper Rd. Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242" to the document. You can modify your bequest at any time and bequests are tax deductible.
Gifts from Retirement Assets
You can gift assets of an IRA, 401(k), or similar, by naming The LAM Foundation as a beneficiary. You can also donate the income/disbursements during your lifetime to reduce your tax burden. For those over 70 and a half, you can make contributions directly from your IRA. Contact your IRA administrator for a beneficiary designation form. You will need to provide The LAM Foundation's tax ID: 31-1438001 and mailing address - 4520 Cooper Rd., Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Gifts from an Insurance Policy
When you name The LAM Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you can make a much larger gift than you may otherwise be able to afford. If you have an ancillary insurance policy that is no longer needed, it can be gifted to The LAM Foundation allowing for an immediate tax deduction.
Corporate Gift Matching is the best way to increase the impact of your gift to The LAM Foundation. Most companies have matching gift programs that double, or even triple, your contribution. Check with your Human Resources department for information on how to double your donation to The LAM Foundation. If you or your employer have questions about matching gifts please contact the Foundation at (513) 777-6889 or at DEVELOPMENT@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG.
Gifts of Stock or Assetsplus
To donate a gift of stock or asset, please contact The LAM Foundation first to let us know of your intentions. You may call us at (513) 777-6889, fax us at (513) 777-4109 or email email@example.com.
Then, ask your broker to make an electronic transfer of the shares to The LAM Foundation stock contribution account by contacting:
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Attn: Kathleen Eggers
500 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004
(800) 328-2802 or (425) 453-3480, Fax: (425) 453-5802
Because each mutual fund company has their own unique procedures, please contact Kathleen Eggers at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney by phone to discuss a mutual fund transfer.
Sue Byrnes Legacy Fundplus
To preserve our founder’s vision, The LAM Foundation Board of Directors has created the Sue Byrnes Legacy Fund. This fund will support the Foundation’s strategic priorities to expand support of basic and clinical research, offer innovative ways to connect LAM patients and families globally, and improve clinical treatment and diagnostics for patients with LAM.
Please join us in honoring Sue by donating to the fund and/or by sharing a story and pictures. Click here to donate online in Sue’s honor, and share your stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many companies encourage their employees to give to charities before taxes. Check with your HR department to set up a donation to The LAM Foundation through your payroll.
Your company’s employee giving might be run through your local United Way Campaign. The LAM Foundation may not be listed as a designated organization for your United Way, but you can write in The LAM Foundation on the “donor designated” portion of your donation form. Ask your HR representative or call your local United Way office for more information.
Support By Shopping Amazon, Kroger & Moreplus
You shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. To register for Amazon Smile, visit SMILE.AMAZON.COM and choose “The LAM Foundation”.
Kroger is committed to helping communities grow and prosper. Each year, they donate millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the communities they serve through Kroger Community Rewards. To learn more about the program, and to register your Kroger Plus card, visit WWW.KROGER.COM/COMMUNITYREWARDS. If you don’t have a Kroger in your area, check with your local grocer about a similar program!
Since 1999, eBay has been making it easy to give to The LAM Foundation whether you are shopping, selling or making a direct donation at checkout. To learn more about this program and how you can participate, visit CHARITY.EBAY.COM.
Want to help The LAM Foundation every time you shop online, at no extra cost to you? Shop using iGive. All you have to do is register and use the iGive button at over 1,700 online stores. Proceeds from your purchases will be donated directly to The LAM Foundation. To learn more, visit WWW.IGIVE.COM.
Donate Your Carplus
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to The LAM Foundation is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting The LAM Foundation. To get started, call 1-866-628-2277 or fill out the form online at http://vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/LAM.html.
Donating in-kind gifts is another great way to support The LAM Foundation. An in-kind gift can help generate revenue streams through silent auctions, raffles, and services provided. You can also help the Foundation spare expenses by donating office equipment that may be needed, such as printers, laptops, etc. We can also use donated services, like printing for envelopes and brochures.
Consider donating to the silent auction at the Breath of Hope Gala. We can use most items or services that are national and can travel well. Gift certificates, services, gift baskets, jewelry, and even timeshares or vacation homes have been donated in the past.
Contact email@example.com if you have an item to donate.
There are many creative ways to make a significant impact!
We are happy to work with you to find giving opportunities that work for you and your family. Please feel free to connect.
Molly Long, VP Development/Communications